Go Back Report # 905


Note: There is a date discrepancy on this case which is not totally verifiable as of now. The UFOCAT database uses Shadow of the Unknown by Coral Lorenzen which has the date as
07-08-1964, whereas the newspaper article below makes it appear to be 1965. I have a page called “Calendars 1800-2050” which shows only two Julys out of the 14 with a “Sunday, July 8.” In the 1960’s there was only one and that was 1962. The next “Sunday, July 8” doesn’t occur until 1984; therefore, the actual year HAD to be 1962. –CF-  

Flying Saucers Reported Seen In North Carolina July of Last Year      

       Much has been said and published in newspapers and seen on television about flying saucers recently. But a Nashville, North Carolina woman reported seeing a flyer (sic-flying) saucer last July, and we are publishing a clipping from the Nashville Graphic which was clipped and mailed to Mrs. Madge Boddie1, 1035 Depot St., here from Mrs. Boddie’s daughter, Mrs. Johnny Jones, who lives in Nashville and is a friend of Mrs. McCain who reportedly saw the flying object.

       Mrs. Boddie is also a personal friend of Mrs. McCain and has enjoyed many fishing hours on the lake where the object has splashed.

       Life in outer space?  Flying saucers?

       These questions have puzzled people for years. Many ridicule the idea of flying objects, but those who claim to have seen them tell a different story.

       Mrs. D.P. McCain, Jr., of North Nashville is a believer in flying objects. She has seen one.

       While the strange incident occurred on Sunday, July 8, at about 10:40 a. m., Mrs. McCain hasn't said much about it because she thought she might be accused of having hallucinations. But in an interview this week, she gave the following account of the incident:

       "It was a Sunday morning and the rest of the family had gone to church. I remained at home due to illness. I was about to put a pie in the oven when I noticed one of our dogs running around to the back of the house. Thinking the neighbor’s dog was after it, I went to the front door to see.

       "As I looked out the door, I noticed the oddest thing. The water in our front yard pond was splashing very high as if something had been dropped into it. I then walked over to the window and as I looked up, there it was. At first I didn't believe my eyes, but when I looked again, I knew it was there. The object was circular, about 90 feet in diameter, and about 25 feet in depth. It was hovering about 75 feet above the ground and made no noise at all.

       "It appeared to be a solid mass with no windows, doors, or light and it stood perfectly sill (sic-still). As I stood and watched for a while, it began to move straight up, still making no noise. In about a minute it was out of sight. I was so disturbed I just sat down and was still sitting there when the family arrived. I told them and they went out to investigate."

      Mrs. McCain said water in the pond had splashed over the bank about eight feet, and the water is normally some three feet lower than the bank. During the following week, dead fish kept floating to the surface of the water.

       After checking, Mrs. McCain found that no one had been in the vicinity of her home on that day, and she had been the only one to see the flying object.

       An official from Washington made a visit to ask her some questions, and when Mrs. McCain stated that she hadn't told many people for fear they would think she was "seeing things," he told her not to worry, for that very day in Roanoke Rapids, a [missing word on photocopy] traveling home from church had reported an object had hovered over their car, completely stopping the engine. The object was similar to the one seen by Mrs. McCain.

       Also, an article in the Feb. 22 issue of Look magazine said a woman in New Hampshire reported an unidentified flying object with the same description as the one seen here.

       The flying object hasn't been back, and Mrs. McCain is still puzzled by the mystery of what the object was and where it came from.                                                                                            

This reference: The Cherryville Eagle, Cherryville, N.C., dated March 30, 1966

With thanks to The J. Allen Hynek Center for UFO Studies (CUFOS): http://www.cufos.org/  

Note 1: The publication date of this article was not included, which might have cleared up the sighting date.-CF-       

UFOCAT PRN – 76917

UFOCAT URN – NONE   The Cherryville Eagle, Cherryville, N.C., dated March 30, 1966

                                       [DOS: 07-08-1965]

UFOCAT URN – 076917 Shadow of the Unknown by Coral Lorenzen, p. 145, © 1970

                                       [DOS: 07-08-1964]

UFOCAT URN – 135506 A Geo-Bibliography of Anomalies by George Eberhart, #0908, © 1980

                                       [DOS: 07-08-1964]  

North America – United States, North Carolina

Nashville                      Latitude 35-58-28 N, Longitude 77-57-57 W (D-M-S)

Roanoke Rapids           Latitude 36-27-41 N, Longitude 77-57-57 W [37 miles from Nashville, NC]

Cherryville                    Latitude 35-22-43 N, Longitude 81-22-45 W [Newspaper location]

Reference: http://geonames.usgs.gov/redirect.html  

UFO Location (UFOCAT) Latitude 35.97 N, Longitude 77.97 W (D.%) 


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